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  1. James Hammett

    James Hammett Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    My BioCube 32 Complete reef kit arrived today. Very excited to begin this journey with my students and very thankful to a great administration who see the benefit of this project and agreed to fund it.
    I will be assembling the stand first and honestly moving slowly because I may be changing classroom as well.... but will be an exciting next few weeks. I will update throughout.
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    Looking forward to watching this build! I remember my science teacher having "critters" in his class. As a student I always looked forward to being in that class.
     
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    Livinlocal Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I also agree with the statement above, I remember being in school and always looking forward to going to science class because of the “critters”.
     
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    Following.
     
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    James Hammett Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow wish I had a teacher that did that when I was in school Good luck following
     
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    Thanks I am going to move slow can't completely unpack until tomorrow when my students are here. It came in after class had left for the day. "Critters" do make the class alive though I hatch chickens and quail a few times a semester and the whole school comes alive when the baby birds are here. I teach special education and have a very small class but my class is full of honors students from other classes who are learning from my sped students in the area of animal science and biology all the time. We are also setting up a 400 gal fish farm where we will raise catfish and small vegetables (On a aquaponic raft).
     
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    I wish I had a teacher like you when I was in school!
     
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    I commend you!
     
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    English teachers like me were always jealous of you "critter" class folks. :D Awesome experience for your students. Well done!
     
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    Funny you say that, I graduated with my Bachelors in English education and taught English and then Social Studies for a number of years until I realized the things I was doing outside of school fit into a science classroom perfectly. Now I get to play while I work and the KIDS win.
     
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    redfishbluefish Stay Positive, Stay Productive Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor NJRC Member

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    @James Hammett , you didn't provide location, but if you're located in the New Jersey area, I can supply a full tank of corals for you.......on the house, of course. Great thing you're doing....hope the students appreciate your efforts.
     
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    James Hammett Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    wow what a generous offer I sure appreciate it. However I am in Maize, Kansas. Although I am a Louisiana Native.
     
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    don_chuwish Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    Great fun, so much scientific subject matter can be covered in one small reef tank ecosystem and it'll be more fun to see in practical application.
     
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    My kids assembled the BIO32 Stand Today... IMG_1333.JPG IMG_1335.JPG IMG_1336.JPG IMG_1339.JPG IMG_1341.JPG


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    Reminds me of my Biology classes when I was in high school. Best class of the day. :) However, your teacher's desk looks way too clean and organized! LOL :rolleyes:
     
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    I am way to busy to not be organized fish tanks, fish farms three plans and coaching football full time. plus teaching hunter safety for the state outside of school , raising 4 sons, 8 pigs, 47 chickens, a dog, a cat and being married. Attention to detail is a must... LOL;Playful;Playful
     
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    Looks like a fun classroom project. One thing you might want to consider is getting a refractometer to measure salinity instead of that hydrometer.
     
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